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Shoes for Liberty Students

Fourteen Liberty students received new shoes recently thanks to the generosity of New Balance and The New York Road Runner's Shoes for Kids Program. If you ever want to experience excitement through the eyes of a child,  hand them an unopened box of shoes and watch all of their faces light up as they open that box and lace up their new pair of shoes. Comments from these students included, "These shoes feel so . . .

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Liberty Students Get To Swim In January

Students at Liberty Elementary got to go swimming at Five Mile Camp recently. Every student, over 100 in total, who had met their Accelerated Reader (AR) goal for both quarters, went swimming. The students were broken up into three different days because of the sheer number. Students arrived around 11:30 and were served a great meal, and then they swam for about an hour and a half. The facilities were wonderfully warm and the swimming . . .

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USD #499 Toy Drive Benefits 149 Galena Children

Thanks to the generosity of USD #499 faculty and students, as well as several community businesses and community members, the Toy Drive, sponsored by the Galena High School Student Council was a huge success.  This year's Toy Drive was able to help 149 Galena children to receive either toys or a gift card to help make their Christmas better.  Students were chosen by school counselors based on family need.  The . . .

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USD #499 Students Collect Items for Thanksgiving Baskets

The Galena High School Student Council sponsored a food drive before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Students and staff from the whole district collected food items and money that was used to purchase items for 34 food baskets for Galena families.  As part of the district wide food drive competition, each food item that was brought in was assigned a certain number of points.   The points were then added up to . . .

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